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Collaborative Piano

For over 20 years the Castleman Quartet Program has offered a piano intern summer program whereby young artists, employed or working on advanced academic degrees, are in residence at The State University of New York, Fredonia.  Piano interns have the option to attend for seven weeks, the first 3 weeks, or the last 4 weeks.  

Each year, four collaborative piano interns are accepted.  The position is unsalaried, but attendance for interns is tuition-free, and room & board is provided. During their stay, each intern will be provided a locked practice room with a grand piano for personal practice and afternoon/evening rehearsals.  The collaborative piano program is intensive, and many works are learned over the course of a session, most of which will be performed in session concerts.  All interns will be coached by the string faculty in the quartet sessions.

Piano Applications

Summer 2023 Dates

Full Session:   June 9 - July 28

   Session 1:   June 9 - June 30

    Session 2:   June 30 - July 21

           Sonata Week:   July 21 - July 28             

Audition requirements

Please submit a 15-20 minute recording of movements/excerpts in 3 contrasting styles.  At least one should be chamber music; a sonata is satisfactory.  Videos may be submitted as a DVD, video file attachment, or YouTube link (preferred).  

Application deadline

Applications for the collaborative piano internship must be submitted by March 31, 2024.  Please submit the online application form or send applications to Charles Castleman at or Castleman Quartet Program, 520 Brickell Key Drive, Unit A1913 Miami, FL 33131.  Application fee for applicants in the US is $50.  Fee for applicants outside of the US is $65. Applicants should send fee payments in the form of a check to "Quartet Program" at 520 Brickell Key Dr Unit A1913, Miami FL 33131.

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